Join Derek Featherstone for an in-depth discussion in this video Aging into disability, part of Foundations of UX: Accessibility.
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- As we grow older, our capabilities change.…If we're lucky, we aren't affected too drastically…by our changing eyesight or hearing,…mobility, or other abilities.…But the reality is, one in five of us will have…some type of a disability over our lifetime.…I try not to admit it, but I really can't read the words…on a medicine container anymore.…I don't have glasses or contacts but I often take photos…of the dosage or instructions with my phone…and then zoom into the photo to read it.…At some point, I'm sure it will be bad enough…that I do need glasses.…
That's just the reality for so many of us.…Remember that every persona that we've looked at…and all the functional needs that we've discussed,…are concepts that will help you design for any ability.…Any permanent disability might also be temporary.…Like a broken arm, or being in a loud environment…where there's a lot of glare on your screen.…As our population ages, the Baby Boomers are now…at or approaching retirement age.…They have disposable income.…They are a huge demographic in terms of the population.…
- What is accessibility?
- Managing flow
- Ensuring proximity in your design
- Understanding how screen readers and voice recognition programs work
- Designing for hearing, vision, mobility, and cognitive issues
- Considering accessibility in layout
- Integrating accessibility into your content strategy